Title – Pneumatic Technician
Pneumatic Technician fabricates, assembles, services, maintains and tests
pneumatic equipment. Can calculate force and motion control systems and is able
to follow blueprints and schematics with ISO standard pneumatic symbols.
and tests systems and components under direction of engineering and scientific
Recommends modifications to circuit & components to improve performance
Provides leak free piping
Able to establish ISO 8573-1 cleanliness level
Can select equipment to provide and maintain ISO cleanliness level
Supervises system installation, flushing & commissioning
Uses instruments such as callipers and micrometres
Understands basic electrical controls and their application
Understands ladder logic
Reads electronic circuits
Able to size air compressor for application
Able to assist in compressed air audits
Does trouble shooting and supervises required replacements, repair or
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Certificate with matric exemption
N3 certificate in Electronics
subjects: Mathematics and Physical Science
Recommended subjects: Technical Drawing, Metalwork, trade Theory, Technika:
Electronics and Technika: Electrical
Entry to Work Place
If you want to become an instrument maker you need to
register with an employer providing suitable training.
Training consists of theoretical and practical work:
- Theoretical training: At a technical (FET) college or a correspondence course
- Practical training: In-service training under supervision
of a qualified tradesman.
- Duration of course: 5 years but it can be completed in a
shorter period provided that the candidate has higher educational
- Final examination: A compulsory trade test set by the
Department of Labour to qualify as an artisan.
natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Be very accurate and precise
Have mathematical ability and mechanical aptitude
Be diligent and patient
Have good hand and finger dexterity
Enjoy the design and manufacture of scale models
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Council of South Africa
The Metal and
Engineering Industries Education and Training Board
Tel: (011) 4921533
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to consider this career
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I can work with technology
I can work with my hands
I am very interested in a specific
subject or field
I can apply my special skills